|5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)|
140 lb (64 kg)
|Minnesota Duluth Bulldogs|
Team Alberta (2012-13)
Canadian national team centralization (2013-14)
Brampton Thunder (2014-)
|Born||May 19, 1988,|
St. Anne, MB, CA
|Pro Career||2006 – present|
|Women's ice hockey|
|Competitor for Canada|
|Canada Cup (women)|
|Silver||2009 Canada||2009 Tournament|
|Four Nations Cup|
|Gold||2010 Canada||2010 Tournament|
Jocelyne Dawn Marie Larocque (born May 19, 1988) is a women’s ice hockey player formerly of the Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs. With the Bulldogs, she was a two time NCAA champion (2008, 2010).
Playing career[edit | edit source]
Larocque played hockey and basketball from 2002-04 at College Lorette Collegiate in Manitoba. During the 2003-04 season, she became the first female to appear in the Winnipeg High School Boys League. Lacroque attended the Hockey Manitoba Program of Excellence Camp from June 25 to June 27, 2004.
NCAA[edit | edit source]
In March 2009, Larocque competed in the NCAA Frozen Four along with two other players from her hometown of Ste. Anne, Manitoba, population 1,500. Known colloquially as the Ste. Anne Three, Larocque, Melanie Gagnon, senior captain of the Minnesota Golden Gophers, and Mercyhurst forward Bailey Bram competed in the event. In 2009, Larocque was the first ever Bulldog defenseman to be named to the All-American first team.
On March 22, 2010, Larocque had an assist in the 2010 NCAA Frozen Four championship game.
In the final regular season game of the 2010-11 Minnesota-Duluth season, Larocque had a goal and three assists as the Bulldogs defeated Ohio State by a 5-1 mark. She became UMD's 14th player to reach the 100 career point club during said win. Larocque’s assist on a power-play goal with 40 seconds remaining was her second-career game with four points. Already the all-time leading scoring defenseman in UMD history, Larocque became the first ever Bulldog blueliner to join the 100 point club. Larocque was the top-scoring defenseman in the WCHA with six goals, 18 assists and 24 points in 26 league contests.
Hockey Canada[edit | edit source]
She participated in the Canadian National Team Fall Festival that ran from Aug. 31-Sept. 9, 2007. She was an Air Canada Cup women’s Champion in 2005-06 and 2006-07. On November 27, 2009, Larocque and Brianne Jenner were released from Hockey Canada's centralized roster to determine the roster for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Games.
Despite not qualifying for the roster competing at the 2010 Vancouver Winter Games, she was named to the final roster for the 2010 MLP Cup Larocque had an assist in the semi final of the 2010 MLP Cup. In addition, she attended the Hockey Canada Strength and Conditioning Camp in Calgary from May 25 to 30, 2010. In addition, Larocque competed with Canada at the 2010 Four Nations Cup and won a gold medal.
A member of Canada's Centralization roster in 2013, she would win a gold medal at the 2014 Sochi Winter Games.
CWHL[edit | edit source]
In June 2014, she was traded to the Brampton Thunder for Bailey Bram.
Career stats[edit | edit source]
NCAA[edit | edit source]
Milestones[edit | edit source]
|First Game||vs. St. Cloud State||Oct. 5, 2007|
|First Goal||vs. Minnesota||Oct. 27, 2007|
|First Assist||vs. St. Cloud State||Oct. 6, 2007|
|Most Goals, Game||2 vs. Dartmouth||Nov. 29, 2009|
|Most Assists, Game||4 vs. Minnesota||Jan. 23, 2009|
|Most Points, Game||4 vs. Minnesota||Jan.23, 2009|
|Highest Plus/Minus Rating||+6 vs. North Dakota||Jan. 25, 2008|
|Longest Scoring Streak||6 Games||Feb. 19-March 19, 2010|
Team Canada[edit | edit source]
|2010 Four Nations Cup||4||0||3||3||2|
Awards and honors[edit | edit source]
- 2008-09 First Team All-American
- WCHA Defensive Player of the Week (Week of Feb 16, 2011)
- 2011 Patty Kazmaier Award Nominee
- 2011 WCHA Outstanding Student-Athlete of the Year
- 2011 WCHA Defensive Player of the Year
- 2011 All-WCHA First Team
- 2011 First Team All-America selection
Personal[edit | edit source]
Former Bulldogs player and captain Melanie Gagnon is Larocque’s cousin. A team was named after her at the 2007 Female Atom Hockey Festival presented by the Manitoba Moose on December 29, at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg. 
References[edit | edit source]
Anne Schleper (2009–10)
|2010–11 WCHA Defensive Player of the Year